We did the same last year at this time. After Cindy's funeral just before the 4th of July followed by a business trip to Houston and a hot summer, it was a very refreshing getaway. I'm happy to be doing it again this year. It is beautiful country and invigorating to be out in the mountain streams.
I didn't reach the bar on the Christmas in July pitch CD for NSAI, but I still believe in the song (Tonight and Forever) and am thankful to have been recommended by one of the evaluators. Another time. In the meantime I keep writing.